January 20, 2022

MSI takes the wraps off its beastly MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard that comes with a removable touchscreen


Mom of all boards: You’ll want a sturdy pair of palms to carry and set up the MEG Z690 GODLIKE in a equally sturdy, roomy casing. In spite of everything, MSI’s newest and highest-end motherboard weighs a hefty 6.6lbs (~4kg) and is assessed as an E-ATX product, measuring 305 x 310mm. This enthusiast-grade {hardware} for Intel’s Alder Lake platform prices an eye-watering $2,099, a determine that’ll sting much less when you think about the bundled AIO cooler and 32GB equipment of DDR5 RAM.

MSI’s new MEG Z690 GODLIKE is a limited-edition motherboard for hardcore avid gamers who’ve both beforehand bought an older GODLIKE motherboard or purchased and registered an MSI RTX 3080 or 3090 GPU. This new board may also require a full tower case, contemplating its E-ATX kind issue. With these two necessities out of the way in which, eligible house owners are probably going to seek out this beefy Z690 board as the perfect place to put in their Alder Lake CPU.

The principle spotlight of this motherboard is the included 3.5-inch 480 x 300px touchscreen that has a rear-mounted speaker and attaches to the board by way of a magnetic USB-C port. It might probably additionally work externally in wired mode and permits CPU overclocking, entry to varied system capabilities (clearing CMOS, booting up/restart), and shows system information (temperature, pump velocity) in both portrait or panorama mode.

Though MSI is but to arrange a product web page, the corporate’s weekly livestream occasion gave a radical overview of this board, together with its spec sheet shared beneath:

As anticipated, the Z690 GODLIKE has tons of connectivity choices and premium options, together with an all-aluminum design, tempered glass for defense and a steel backplate. The $2,099 bundle for this board features a MEG S360 AIO CPU cooler and 32 gigs of Kingston’s DDR5-6000 reminiscence.

MSI plans to start out promoting this {hardware} within the coming months (late January/early February). Given the MEG Z690 GODLIKE’s audience, it will be uncommon to seek out one in all these within the wild.

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